Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

--Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Although athletic programs are most often the topic of Title IX discussions, readers should note that discrimination in any educational program or activity is covered under this law.

OPSU Title IX Coordinator

Title IX Coordinator

Duties and Responsibilities: The Title IX Coordinator oversees monitoring of University policy in relation to Title IX law developments; implementation of grievance procedures, including notification, investigation, and disposition of complaints; provision of educational materials and training for the campus community; conducting and/or coordinating investigations of complaints received pursuant to Title IX; ensuring a fair and neutral process for all parties; and monitoring all other aspects of the University's Title IX compliance. Please direct all Title IX questions or complaints to:

Kathleen Turner

Associate Professor English
Faculty Athletics Representative
301 Hamilton Hall, PO. Box 430, Goodwell, OK 73939
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
kdturner@opsu.edu